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Jason Coleman Is Not The Only SYTYCD AU Star To Open A Dance Studio
Anthony Ikin from Season 1 of So You Think You Can Dance Australia is to open his own studio in Sydney.

Kate Wormald, Demi Sorono, and Marco da Silva who were also on SYTYCD Au this year will help staff the studio.

Anthony who used to live and teach up on the Gold Coast, has now moved down to Sydney. I suspect a man is involved as he met a guy down here while he was filming the series. Good to know the relationship is still going well.

Also Jason Coleman’s studio in Melbourne is to open next week. Apparently some of the other dance studios in the town are not happy about it as they are concerned about the loss of students to the high profile Coleman.

Is Jason copying that other SYTYCD judge Debbie Allen who has her own studio in LA, and uses the show to shamelessly plug it?

Farmer Wants A Wife – Girl Farmer Chosen
Jenny Blake the 32 year old Tumbarumba cattle farmer will be the first woman on the series. Unfortunately only one woman will be on the show and the Northern Territory beef breeder Shona will have to wait until next year.

People have until tomorrow to register interest in this year’s farmers on www.farmerwantsawife.com.au

October 6, 2008   Comments Off on Reality Tidbits

So You Think You Can Dance – Reality Tidbits

Greatest Conspiracy Blog Ever on SYTYCD.
Marndizz Goss Blog has this great theory on how So You Think You Can Dance was a scam. Now I am a conspiracy theorist but this person beats me hands down.

Her theory which goes into some detail, says the she did not even think the final was live, as there were no public tickets available, which is unusual for those type of show.

She also raises how the routine prior to the announcement of the winner was the one between Jack and Rhys, and how the girls had not had a similar dance together. I have to pay that.

Anthony Ikin Tore Shoulder Muscle – So Had An Excuse For Bad Disco Routine In Finale

It was reported yesterday that Anthony Ikin tore his shoulder muscle right at the start of Laura and his disco routine. Which would explain a lot as it looked pretty shoddy. Poor bugger as Laura is probably the biggest (tallest) girl in the competition to lift. Her part of the routine was not to good, but then she was probably wondering if she was going to get dropped doing the lifts.

Nigel Lythgoe told Bonnie Lythgoe Not To Dance In Group Dance at the Finale.

Now this was a spurious rumour that was posted by a reader on http://www.bloggingsytycd.blogspot.com/. It said that Nigel told Bonnie not to dance in the routine as she would make a fool of herself. Nice to know that even after their separation he is still trying to reduce her self esteem.

Interview with Rhys here

Interview with Jack Chambers here he states the person he would turn straight for would be Beyonce – I cannot get that image out of my head, she would squash him.

Interview with Demi here and one with Kate here.

April 30, 2008   1 Comment

So You Think You Can Dance News.

With the finale of So You Think You Can Dance on next Sunday the hype of who will be the season one winner continues. Also the final four know what they say in the media now may cost or gain them votes.

An article in TV week reveals three of the final four had reached breaking point throughout the series and had considered calling it quits at some point.

Kate says that being in the bottom three tow weeks in a row was enough to push her to the edge. “I wouldn’t have given it away, but I did think it was a bit hopeless?” she admits “I thought, ‘What do I have to do?”

Demi and Jack both said that it was closer to the finishing line when they considered giving up their SYTYCDA dreams for good.

Jack said “I’ve got a shoulder injury and the last two weeks were really tough for me,”
“My body’s starting to tell me ‘Please just stop,’ but my mind’s running. I was losing a lot of sleep and, at that point, I was thinking, ‘Oh, God, I just want to go home.’ But I love this so much that I kept pushing myself.”

Demi said her inexperience at learning choreography almost proved her downfall as the numbers of the dancers on the show became smaller.

“Mate, I’m petrified of the finale,” she says. “There was a point when we started doing two routines at the same time, and I thought, ‘I can’t cope with this – there’s too much to learn.’ But you get over it.”

Also in TV Week they had four short articles on each of the final four dancers:

Summary of each:

Jack:

  • Jack has never believed the hype of being a front runner;
  • He thought because it was a personality contest as well he was going to be overshadowed;
  • “I’ve been true to who I am throughout the show, and I think that’s worked for me,”
  • “People said , ‘Oh you should try to get on camera, show your face more and act up.’ But you can read a fake a mile away and, as I’ve become more comfortable with the cameras, I’ve started to open up more.”

Jack answer when asked who will win – “I’d like to see Kate win because she is so wise and experienced, and has brought something to the show that nobody else has. I just feel it’s her time to shine and I think she has the potential to win.”

Jack answer to what he would do with the prize: “My ultimate goal is Broadway, so going to New York would be my kick in the butt. I’d really like to win- but, of course, I’ll try to make it there with or without the prize.”

Demi:

  • Demi had a dream two weeks before the top 20 were chosen that we were all in the top four.
  • She doesn’t think she is psychic but intuitive.
  • Jack (her original partner) was a big help in the first five weeks, she said “It’s second nature for him to pick up choreography, and for me it was harder. But I’m getting better.”

Demi’s answer to who will win: ” I have a sneaking suspicion that Jack will win. He’s adorable, everybody loves him, he’s switched on and focused, and he really wants to grab the prize – I can see it in his eyes. He has the fire!”

Demi’s answer to what she would do with the prize money: “Financially, it would be a dream come true for me because I’ve never had the comfort of having money and not stressing about living. If I did win, I’d give some money to the top 10 [contestants]. I’d share a bit, but I’d definitely save some for myself and my family!”

Rhys:

  • Being top four has finally made him feel accepted.
  • Sometime when I’m walking down the street, I get the blokiest guys yelling out of their cars. If that happened where I’m originally from [in Adelaide], I’d be ready for anything, but now it’s actually praise and not verbal abuse. I didn’t expect the ‘fandemonium‘ – the screaming and the excitement. It’s been amazing.”
  • “Winning would provide a real sense of validation for someone like myself, who hasn’t always been well received by society,”
  • “It’s a really amazing thing to have who you are appreciated, loved and welcomed into people’s households through a television screen. It gives me a little bit of hope that the world is changing for the better.”

Rhys’s answer to who will win: “It’s really too close to call, but as a dancer, I think Demi has grown the most out of anyone in the competition. She’s never had lessons, is completely self-taught and never gives up. If I had a preference, I’d love to see Demi win.”

Rhys’s answer to what he would do with the prize money: “The prize would definitely mean financial security. I want to buy myself a place because renting sucks. And going to America would give me a great opportunity to work with some amazing talent and learn from some of the best.”

Kate:

  • Kate has found it difficult to give any attention to her long-term boyfriend.
  • “We’ve pretty much been separated since the competition began.”
  • Even though he lives in Sydney all her time is spent living in the SYTYCDA apartment and rehearsing.
  • He is understanding and supportive.

Kate answer to who should win: “It’s hard to say because “I’m with three people who have never even been bottom three. Rhys is fantastic, Jack and I really click as dancers, and Demi’s unreal.”

Kate’s answer to what she would do with the prize: “Going to America and winning the money is obviously important, but actually winning the very first season of SYTYCDA would be pretty special. I’d really like to.”

April 21, 2008   9 Comments

So You Think You Can Dance Tidbits

Kate dancing on with a neck injury?

Television Without Pity forums had this posted on their forum (It may have come from the official site). However it seem like someone VERY close to Kate posted it.

Some of you may not know that Kate seriously injured her neck wednesday morning of this week, whilst rehearsing this weekends performance. Such was the seriousness of the injury that she has been unable to rehearse for the last two days. Only able to watch from the sidelines, so to speak.Can’t say I am too happy with the producers in the way they dealt with the situation, leaving Kate unattended and without medical supervision for 6 HOURS! Many thanks go out to Katesosteo, Petros, who has provided after hours treatment for the last 48 hrs! I am asking all of you that that read this to please harness your positive thoughts and energies, and direct them to Kate for this evenings performance!Many thanks to all of you!

Which raises the question should you be given leniency if you are injured? Personally I don’t think so – athletes are not. However I am sure this popular couple will manage to get through.

What about when Pasha in last years US series had to dance with the Cha Cha with the choreographers assistant – that was hilarious him having to sex it up with a not svelte middle aged woman. The sympathy vote got him through!

Jason Coleman happy with how he is portrayed on the series.
In an offline Daily Tele article Jason Coleman says he is reasonably happy with the way producers have portrayed him in this series.

“When I was on Popstars they showed a one-dimensional version of me,”
“In this show, they’re showing all the sides, when I’m tired, cranky, angry and sad. I really like that.”

Jason also states he is not one for the emotional back stories which reality show producers are incline to trot out at every opportunity.

“I’m not such a fan of the sob stories,” he says. “This about dancing and let’s keep it about dancing. I couldn’t care less if your mum died or your dog has cancer. But I suppose it does make the program engaging for people who don’t know so much about dancing.

I tend to agree with him, however if my memory serves me correctly wasn’t Jason the one at the auditions asking all the personal questions?? Obviously under the orders of the Producers.

March 15, 2008   Comments Off on So You Think You Can Dance Tidbits